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Bill T. Jones tutoring a class of performers, all with hands raised.
CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS

Filmmakers Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz illustrate the way in which dance addresses the toll of the AIDS epidemic, particularly on the LGBTQ community. Featuring legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, original performers of the production, and LeBlanc’s dance class at Loyola Marymount University this film offers an intricate immersion into the history and legacy of this production honoring the memories of dancers Arnie Zane and Demian Acquavella.

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DEAD PIGS

The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai in Cathy Yan''s (BIRDS OF PREY) debut feature.

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SWEET THING

SWEET THING centers around the lives of two children in contemporary New Bedford, Massachusetts in particular one eventful summer spent in a beach house with their mother and her boyfriend. The story is an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of adolescent youth propel the story into a triumph of childhood hope and resilience.

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TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION

he brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptations: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood. Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (Capote) and Zachary Quinto (Williams), the film is dripping with wit and wisdom. It is a celebration of both men''s fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and – most significantly – each other.

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FAQ

What is Sofa Cinema?

Sofa Cinema is a virtual theater created by Milwaukee Film while the Oriental Theatre remains closed due to the pandemic. Following the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival, Sofa Cinema films are now offered through the same platform used during the Festival to make it easier for film fans to enjoy their movie from home!

How much are tickets?

Passes: Currently, Sofa Cinema passes are not available for purchase.

Tickets: Sofa Cinema ticket prices may vary based on the requirements of film distributors. Whenever possible, our standard price is $5 for Milwaukee Film Members / $8 for non-members.

Streaming tickets offer the opportunity to view a single film within a 48-hour window.

Please note: There are no refunds for Sofa Cinema tickets.

Do MKE Film Member discounts apply to Sofa Cinema?

Whenever possible, we offer discounts to Milwaukee Film Members! Prices are listed in the film descriptions. Members should make sure they are logged into their account before purchasing so they can see any available discounts.

I'm having trouble streaming a particular title. Can you help?

Take a look at mkefilm.org/help for detailed streaming instructions. If you are still having trouble after checking out that page, please feel free to email us at help@mkefilm.org. We'll respond as soon as possible, but definitely within 24 hours.

 

Can I watch my movie on (insert streaming device here)?

You should be able to watch on the glowing screen of your choosing! Take a look at mkefilm.org/help for detailed streaming instructions.

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